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Combining 141 and 61 training

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I'm a newer CFI, and teach both 141 and 61 students. I have a new student that wants to get his instrument rating. He completed  the 141  instrument ground school  and has about 26 hours of 141 flight training towards the IR, but didn't complete it (all in 2013). So the question I have is how this affects him getting his part 61 IR. Obviously, he has to meet the 61 flight training requirements and will need to do another FAA written, but since the previous training was 141 how do I know and prove what AO's he trained for. Anyone with similar experience out there? Thanks!

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  1. Russ Roslewski on Mar 29, 2017

    There’s no problem. Unlike a 61-to-141 conversion, all of his time counts. Determining what he has already done is only important in that it can give you a framework for how to proceed. But it really isn’t that important, since you’re going to have to go over everything anyway. I’d probably just start with my usual syllabus from the beginning, expecting that he will progress faster and if warranted, we could skip some lessons (especially the early ones if he shows reasonable skills on basic instrument flying).

    But don’t let his previous training lull you into a sense that he’s better than he really is. Those skills get rusty pretty quick, and 4 years is a long time. It may give you some flexibility though, for example if he’s already done the IFR XC requirement, you wouldn’t have to worry about doing it again, though I would still do some kind of XC (it just wouldn’t have to meet the specific requirements).

    Going from a Part 141 to a Part 61 is no different than just changing Part 61 schools. Treat it the same way.

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  2. jtb80 on Apr 09, 2017

    Makes sense, much appreciated Russ!

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